CPUID and Bios are showing different Core Voltage Tags: Intel BIOS Tom's Hardware Core Overclocking Last response: December 25, 2009 1:58 PM in Overclocking Share Zanzibar10r December 25, 2009 1:30:14 PM Which is correct? I am using CPUID and Everest to check system temps and voltages. These show the same voltage (1.32V) but I have it set at 1.3625V in the Bios. Any help on clarifying this would be great! Thanks Tom's Hardware, Zanzibar More about : cpuid bios showing core voltage overshocked a b K Overclocking December 25, 2009 1:45:08 PM There both right. What you set in the bios is the VID, this is the maximum voltage that the mobo will ever supply to the cpu. The actual voltage that it does supply may be under that, but it will never go above 1.3625 in your case. andy5174 a b K Overclocking December 25, 2009 1:45:34 PM It is due to the vDroop which is an overvoltage protection by Intel. Related resources CPUID showing weird result - Forum CPU-ID (CPU-Z) SAYS AMD PHENOM IS RUNNING AT 800 MHZ. - Forum CPU-Z and BIOS VCore showing higher core voltage than was set in BIOS ? - Forum Core Voltage Wont Change - Forum FX8120 and CPUID Hardware monitor - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Zanzibar10r December 25, 2009 1:47:53 PM well, I experimented a little bit ... i set the bios at 1.370 and CPUID shows 1.344V. Maximum on the processor is 1.3625 obviously, so would it be safe to assume that I can up the VID until CPUID shows 1.362? andy5174 a b K Overclocking December 25, 2009 1:47:58 PM The vDroop will make your idle voltage being higher than the 100% load voltage. overshocked a b K Overclocking December 25, 2009 1:48:22 PM Although vdroop does have an effect here, it is mostly because he is setting the VID when he thinks he is setting the voltage. andy5174 a b K Overclocking December 25, 2009 1:49:25 PM Quote:well, I experimented a little bit ... i set the bios at 1.370 and CPUID shows 1.344V. Maximum on the processor is 1.3625 obviously, so would it be safe to assume that I can up the VID until CPUID shows 1.362? Yes Zanzibar10r December 25, 2009 1:51:18 PM Ahh ... well, i'm new to oc'ing. Have just read the numerous guides on here a few times over before starting last weekend. Any insight offered will be humbly accepted. andy5174 a b K Overclocking December 25, 2009 1:52:42 PM People can't help you without information of your setup! Zanzibar10r December 25, 2009 1:53:20 PM well poo, i put in it my profile info ... hmmm Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR Q9550 2.83GHz Asus Silent Knight 2 Aluminum 8GB Crucial DDR2-800 (w/ Xigmatek Cuirassier coolers) Asus EAH4870DK 512MB Antec 850w psu Antec 900 case andy5174 a b K Overclocking December 25, 2009 1:55:45 PM How would we know if you don't say it. Ignored! Zanzibar10r December 25, 2009 1:56:57 PM Apologies, thought I set it as my signature. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCpuid and hwinfo different readings, cause for concern? 3570k ForumCPU temps in BIOS different from those on CPUID and SpeedFan ForumCPUID issues ForumPhenom 2 only showing one core ?? ForumCPU-Z + Mobo VS Cpuid Lavalys Everest + OCCT ForumWhy is my bios showing a different cpu temp? ForumCpuid giving wrong reading on amd cpu ForumCPUID HW Monitor shows 7.08V on +12V ForumCore i7 920 D0 OC w ASUS P6T Deluxe V2. BIOS examples - comments? ForumI5 3570K + Z77 PRO3 ForumHow increase intel pentium 4 voltage Forum[Solved] Best CPU Cooler for Intel Core i-7 Forum[Solved] Core i5-750 Stock VCore Voltage Forum[Gigabyte G33M-DS2R] BIOS FSB settings do not get applied ForumSystem overclocked voltage More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !